Ancient Empires Before Alexander the Great – Part 2 (GI 19 600)
2 March 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 23 March 2020
Tutor: Rita Jones BA(Hons) DPhilGo to all Courses Go to all Spring Term 2020
Out of the ashes of a terrible cataclysm in 1177 BC, rose the Canaanites, Israel and the Mitanni. Assyria went on to conquer large areas of the Near East, before its collapse to Babylonia. In these lectures, we shall study these conflicts and how the jostle for power continued between the Neo-Babylonians and the Medes and how these were overthrown by Persia, who later found themselves in confrontation with Greece.
About the Speaker
Rita is a graduate of UCL, Department of Archaeology and currently lectures for The Guildford Institute and the WEA. She focuses predominantly on early classical civilisations, the origins of early man and the first urban settlements in Catal Hoyuk and Jerricho. Her subject areas are Ancient Mesopotamia (Iran and Iraq), The Holy Land, Ancient Greece and Rome, Ancient Egypt, Empires before Alexander, The Ancient Persian Empire, The Etruscans and Greatest Cities and Sites of the Ancient World. The Origins of Civilisation and the fascinating Bronze Age world of the Mycenaeans in Greece and the Minoans in Crete is a particularly fascinating period to study. Over the many years Rita has been lecturing, she has taken students and visited most of the sites covered in her lectures. All these sites are studied archaeologically and their Classical history is discussed in detail.
Rita lives in Molesey with her two rescued cats and small rescued dog called Digby. She has a son in Wales and a daughter who lives in the States which she visits regularly. Rita also has six grandchildren and two very young great-grandchildren.
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